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Antimicrobial resistance among clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from patients in a teaching hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2001-2005.
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PMID:  17515646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Antimicrobial resistance to nine anti-pseudomonal agents (azteronam, ceftazidime, cefepime, piperacillin/tazobactam, imipenem, meropenem, ciprofloxacin, amikacin and gentamicin), the magnitude of multidrug resistance, associated underlying conditions, and mortality among patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 2001 to 2005 were determined. The results showed that antimicrobial resistance among P. aeruginosa is gradually increasing for most anti-pseudomonal agents, particularly aztreonam, ceftazidime, piperacillin/tazobactam and imipenem. There were 19 (3%) and 12 (2%) multidrug-resistant (MDR) P. aeruginosa patients in 2004 and 2005, respectively, and MDR P. aeruginosa was more commonly found in non-intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Most MDR isolates were from surgical and diabetic patients. The mortality rate was higher among ICU patients.
Hanan Ahmed Habib Babay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  60     ISSN:  1344-6304     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-22     Completed Date:  2007-07-12     Revised Date:  2008-02-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100893704     Medline TA:  Jpn J Infect Dis     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Microbiology Unit, Department of Pathology, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology*
Drug Resistance, Bacterial*
Hospitals, Teaching*
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Middle Aged
Pseudomonas Infections / epidemiology,  microbiology,  mortality*
Pseudomonas aeruginosa / drug effects*,  isolation & purification
Saudi Arabia / epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents
Comment In:
Jpn J Infect Dis. 2007 Nov;60(6):416   [PMID:  18170947 ]

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